Follow the funny exploits of the utterly lovable pup as he does his best to get his paws on the pie! This traditional verse is retold with impeccable taste and tremendous style, making it a book to savour again and again.
A long-eared dog with a passing resemblance to early versions of Snoopy longs for his young owner's irresistible apple pie in this ABC book. Red and white letters, reminiscent of toy wood blocks, appear on each page, as the girl happily "bake it," then "dish it out." The expressive hound goes from being "eager for it," to "have to get a lick of it," which results in a gentle scolding before the "quietly determined" puppy devises a scheme for getting his pie. The grainy, retro-style artwork gives the book a deliciously vintage feel, and readers will be glad that perseverance (and pie!) win out over manners. Ages 2 6.